Hung Nguyen, the CEO, president, and founder of LogiGear, sat down with our very own Cameron Philipp-Edmonds to discuss how far technology has come in the last twenty years, where it might end up twenty years from now, and what role testing plays in it all.
Cameron Philipp-Edmonds: Today we have Hung Nguyen, the CEO, president, and founder of LogiGear. He will be speaking on technology and test trends of the future.
Hung cofounded LogiGear in 1994 and is responsible for the company's strategic direction and executive business management. He leads the company's innovative approach to software testing, test automation, testing tool solutions, and testing education programs. Mr. Nguyen is a coauthor of a top-selling book in the software testing field titled Testing Computer Software.
His experience over the past two decades includes leadership roles in software development, quality, product, and business management at Spinnaker, Power Up, Electronic Arts, Palm Computing, and other leading companies. He holds a bachelor's of science in quality assurance from Cogswell Polytechnical College and has completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business's Executive Program.
Is there anything you’d like to add to that biography?
Hung Nguyen: I'm a jazz musician as well.
Cameron: That's awesome. Do you have a favorite jazz musician?
Hung: Oh, I have many. Several, but Miles Davis would be one.
Cameron: That is cool. All right, the first question we have for you today is: Technology has changed a lot in twenty years. What do you feel are some of the highlights of these past twenty years?
Hung: There are several dimensions to technology today. As I recall we used to go from using a very heavy desktop to using a laptop, and nowadays we're talking about tablets, smartphones, and all the mobile devices. From a connectivity standpoint, we're happy to have connections to local networks like LAN and WAN, and then standard Internet, and then Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and the services now available, as well cloud computing. If you look at communication tools, we go from the boardrooms to digital meetings. For instance, you and I can do this Skype interview and record it. We don't have to go to a physical meeting; we can do virtual meetings.
Also, we used to have prints of hard copies. Now we use Adobe Acrobat and other software and we can access it all through mobile devices. There used to be folks that would keep track of everything that is going on. Now, everything is just going on the net. We have social networks, social network apps, and of course location-based technology and big data, just to name a few of what has been happening over the past twenty years.